BET Hip Hop Awards: Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean grab top honors
By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN | 10/14/2015, 4:53 p.m.
(CNN) -- Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean were big winners at the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired Tuesday night.
Both rappers nabbed three awards. Lamar won best lyricist and best hip-hop video for "Alright." Big Sean's wins included best collaboration for "Blessings" and best club banger "IDFWU."
Drake, who was the top nominee with 12, who took home two, including MVP of the year.
Newcomer Fetty Wap also made waves with track of the year for "Trap Queen" and the "Who Blew Up" award.
Houston-based rapper Scarface was honored with the "I Am Hip Hop" award after introductions from rappers Ludacris and Rick Ross. Scarface rose to fame in the late 1980s as part of Geto Boys, whose song "Mind Playing Tricks on Me" put them on the map. One of few Houston acts to win acclaim outside Texas before hip-hop went mainstream in 2000, he became a respected influencer with his gritty lyrics and street wisdom, according to Billboard.
"He helped build a culture," Rick Ross said of Scarface. "I look up to him. I learned a lot from him."
The awards were taped Friday night in Atlanta.